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Gentoo x11-proto/xcb-proto-1.10 cannot be installed

I wanted to reinstall my system today, but I get this really suspicious error in xcb-proto... Have a look at this line: /bin/sh: line 0: cd: ...
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How do I ignore / override parts of Gentoo binpkg environment locally?

On Gentoo, a binary package gets the host build time environment included within every package. This includes a whole bunch of bash variables and functions. Scenario: I'm developing yet another ...
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Use Caps Lock LED as HDD LED (or custom) indicator

I have my Caps Lock key remapped to Esc, so now I have a LED on my keyboard that is never on. I'd like to use it for something useful, like HDD or LAN activity. Especially that I'm using a computer ...
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External HDD not detected in Gentoo

I am using Gentoo Linux and I have an issue with Seagate Expansion 500G external HDD. The system does not detect the drive properly. A similar problem is described in this thread on Arch forums. Here ...
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What is the correctest way to install Qt5 in Gentoo Linux?

I already do following things: # layman -a qt # cat /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords =x11-libs/qt-core-5.9999 ** =x11-libs/qt-network-5.9999 ** =x11-libs/qt-dbus-5.9999 ** ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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gcc --as-needed linker flag not working

I have two computers with Gentoo, both on AMD64. I try to build a following program: int main() {tgetent();} The command to compile is: gcc -v 1.c -Wl,--as-needed -lncurses On one computer it ...
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Configuring network after initial install of gentoo?

Installed gentoo with the minimal CD. Utilities like iwconfig and net-setup are included and I managed to connect on the lived to networking. However when I boot my system I noticed that the desktop ...
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emerge complains about blocked packages: what do I do?

We have an old development server running Gentoo at work. I would like to update this system, but I keep running into problems with the packaging system. To me, it seems like there are dependencies on ...
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Sound distortion in PulseAudio on Gentoo

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an amd64-powered PC. My soundcard is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA). I'm also using PulseAudio. The problem is that sound frequently goes ...
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List currently installed unstable packages (Gentoo Linux)

I accidentally removed my package accept_keywords file. There were only a few packages which I needed from ~amd64, but I can't remember them all. I could recover them if I had the list all the ...
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Gentoo Portage Circular Dependency

I installed a new Gentoo Linux on my box. I'm using Arch Linux for a while now and I thought it was time for something new. The system runs happily and it is bootable, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Gentoo Linux: emerge installs several versions of portages

I'm a beginner in Gentoo Linux. Just have been installed Calculate. I want to install Ruby. But when I call emerge -av dev-lang/ruby it installs 1.8.7 AND 1.9.3 AND 2.0.0. Why?? Ok. When I specify a ...
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Gentoo and Grub2: system hangs when using GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

I've successfully installed Gentoo as a VirtualBox Guest VM following the handbook (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml). Everything in order, but I want to change the default ...
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How to unmerge a package and it's dependencies in Gentoo?

I'd like to remove a package from my Gentoo system. The --unmerge option will remove the package without any consideration, and --depclean will remove the package only if there is no package installed ...
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Is there some public gentoo repository for installing java-related stuff?

Is there some public gentoo repository for installing java-related stuff? Could be layman or whatever. Things I'm interested in are: apache-activemq, apache-solr, fusesource etc.
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How to install eclipse 4.3.1 on a gentoo linux system?

Currently there is no ebuild for eclipse standard 4.3.1 so the installation has to be done manually. How is a clean installation of eclipse on a gentoo system possible? Is it sufficient to extract ...
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restore /dev after `rm`ing it

during a gentoo install from the livedvd, there's one step to create a dev dir to be used later in the chroot of the target for the instalation it's done like that mount --rbind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev ...
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Using minimal LXC containers as an advanced and secure chroot to isolate services

First of all I'm not a security expert, and I never used LXC before. I'm trying to harden as much as possible a Gentoo hardened server. To do so, I'm thinking to use LXC, maybe combined with KVM, to ...
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Force to rebuild gentoo packages which have been merged as dependency

How can I upgrade (emerge) packages which came as dependency and which I do not want to add to the worldfile as selected packages? Example The package media-libs/jpeg was installed as dependency of ...
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What gentoo stage should I install for Xeon processor?

I own Quad CPU Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7450 @ 2.40GHz What gentoo stage3 should I install? Seems ia64 and amd64 are not compatible.
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Display messd up with weird characters in Gentoo after `cat` a binary file

I ran cat /etc/localtime to see the contents of /etc/localtime - however it's a binary file, so my console became like this: You may notice the red text in screenshot is "LiveCD"; commands can be ...
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Which Gentoo ebuild provide phpize binary?

could someone point to the ebuild which provides phpize binary? It's mainyl used to compile packages with php pecl. I'm on a Gentoo up to date machine, so i'm also on PHP5.5. Thanks in advanced.
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How to turn startup chime off on a iMac G5 under Gentoo

I have a iMac G5 only with Gentoo installed on it and every time I turn it on, it plays the startup chime. I already have my headset plugged in but this doesn't mute the sound. Is there a way to ...
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Where are the equery's docstrings from?

I have to package a few things on Gentoo and I'd like to document the use flags, giving more information about it in the equery uses output. An example with the gnupg package: # equery uses ...
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Shutdown: you must be root to do that

How do I allow normal users to shutdown/reboot? I try to shutdown as my user el but get this response: el@voyager ~ $ shutdown now shutdown: you must be root to do that! Usage: shutdown ...
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Protected flash video (requires HAL) on Gentoo

I am unable to play "protected" flash video, such as Amazon Prime Instant Video. From what I've read and uncovered, this seems to be due to a lack of HAL being installed on my computer. Confirmation ...
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Can't set screen brightness in Gentoo system

My system: Linux gentoo 3.10.7-gentoo-r1 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216M [GeForce GT 240M] (rev a2) output of xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property output of xrandr: ...
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Wine not finding some files

I'm having strange issues with Wine : If I look a C:\windows\system32\drivers\ in wine explorer, the directory looks empty, while the directory ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers is not. ...
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Squid over i2p, tor and localhost resources

i try to setup squid as a single top-level proxy, that give me access to i2p, tor(through privoxy) and some localhost resources. I`m using Gentoo and squid 3.2.13, if it is important. In this regard, ...
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Font in remote X connection

I have a headless Gentoo box and would like to run X app on it but forward the display to a Cygwin Xorg server running on my Windows PC. It works but I am not sure in this case if I specify some ...
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choose between different *.conf, based on current subnet

I have gentoo running on a laptop that I use on two different networks. When I'm in the office there are a couple of tweaks I need/want in make.conf and resolve.conf.head: I have access to a local ...
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Can't compile static ZFS binaries on Gentoo

My kernel: geek-sources-3.11.1 from init6 overlay with zfs and couple other patches. Right now I'm using SysRescCD and doing everything in a chroot. My last try was: $ grep static-libs ...
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Why is Chromium running all tabs in a single process?

Typically, Chromium will group n tabs together into a single OS process, where n is typically a small number. However, for one of my Chromium profiles, all of my currently open tabs appear to be in ...
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How do I force gdm 3.6 stay on DISPLAY :0?

Every time I log out of my session, gdm moves to a different DISPLAY variable. Judging from /var/log/gdm, it rotates between :0 and :5. I'm finding no documentation on this logic. How do I keep gdm ...
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Gentoo emerge shows dependency conflict

When I try to run this command: emerge -avuDN world I get this message: WARNING: One or more updates have been skipped due to a dependency conflict: media-libs/freetype:2 ...
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How do I access SSID info from postup() in Gentoo's OpenRC /etc/conf.d/net

I would like to fire up openvpn (or stop it) depending on what wireless network I'm connected to. But dumping env from postup() does not indicate ${SSID} being available at that time. Staring at ...
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Two Thinkpads interfere with each other on wireless network

I have two IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, both running Gentoo Linux. One is a T40 with an Intel 2915 ABG wireless adapter, and the other is a T500 with an Intel 5100 AGN. When both systems are running and ...
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How do I install a volume control and support hardware buttons in Xfce on Gentoo?

I have got my audio card and alsamixer working on my Gentoo installation, as I'm too bored to visit that program all the time I need to make a subtle audio adjustment I'm looking forward to doing this ...
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Centrino Wireless-N 2230 on Gentoo

I am currently running a Gentoo on a Thinkpad T430u, embedding a Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card. The thing is I can't use my wireless card, even with the correct driver configs, and firmwares. I have ...
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“Load average” stuck on 7.0

I'm using gentoo and anytime I do uptime, my "Load average" is stuck at 7.0 across the board. When using top or htop or dstat the CPU usage is always idle. The computer is used to run a Java program ...
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something wrong with mount in VirtualBox

I install Gentoo as a virtual machine in VirtualBox and I use Windows 8 as the host. I share a disk in my windows system and I use mount.cifs in Gentoo to mount the disk. Everything seems fine. But ...
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pkg-config doesn't find package file when folder is listed in PKG_CONFIG_PATH

So here is my PKG_CONFIG_PATH contents: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig and here is the output of locate lv2.pc (lv2 is the library I'm trying to link with) ...
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`emerge --changed-use` does not work for PHP_INI_VERSION

All the gentoo docs on installing PHP[1][2] mentions that I should add a line to make.conf to use the 'production' php.ini PHP_INI_VERSION="production" but that does not seems to do anything... ...
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Gentoo Upgrading

I have times were my PC catches dust (i.e. for months it sits in the corner, unplugged). Traditionally I have a gentoo installed and I like it very much in general. The only problem is, that once I do ...
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Use Ruby with no-root user in Gentoo

I am just started to update my Gitlab on Gentoo server (4.2 > 5.0). For new version Gitlab need to use Ruby with user 'git'. # check ruby version for git user ( 1.9 required!! ) # gitlab shell ...
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udev: waiting for uevents to be processed on my Gentoo

During the startup I see machine executing this thing for about 30 seconds: udev: waiting for uevents to be processed Then I get a quick message which says something like: devfs: timeout (50 ...
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Gentoo based custom Live CD won't boot

I followed this guide for building a Gentoo based custom live CD but I didn't manage to preform a complete boot. The kernel boots from the initrd and start scanning modules. After that it states ...
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How can i set the flags with gentoo prefix

I have install the LFS system , after that I tried to install the gentoo prefix on my system. But it comes error: I'm going to check for some variables in your environment now: it appears ...